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How Kidney Stones are Diagnosed and Treated

Posted on November 28, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Kidneys are one of the most important and critical organs of your body. The main function of the kidney is to remove waste and toxic substance out of the body. It does this in the form of urine or stools. However, if the solid waste quantity accumulates in large masses, then it leads to the formation of Kidney Stones. Also known as Renal Calculi, the kidney stones can originate anywhere along your urinary tract, which consists kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra.


While treatments for kidney stone vary with its size and intensity, diagnosing the presence of stones, plays an equally vital role. This might involve complete health history assessment of the patient (especially if he is diabetic or hypertensive) and physical examination. These tests might include blood tests, urine analysis and at times abdominal X-rays and MRI scans.


As it involves one of the most critical organs, the Kidneys, the concerned medical centre should also be trustworthy and follow all the hygienic standards and protocols, set for diagnosis and treatment. This is where, NU Hospitals, the best Urology Hospital in Bangalore, continues to make that all important difference.


Apart from having a trusted team of best Urology doctors in Bangalore, NU Hospitals is well-equipped with the latest, technology driven diagnostic equipment. To diagnose the presence of Kidney stones, patients are usually required to undergo the following tests,


Blood Sample Test: To identify the percentage of uric acid present in your blood.

Urine Sample Test: To identify the percentage of stone forming minerals in your blood.

Imaging Tests: To identify the possibilities of Kidney Stones in your urinary tract.

High speed CT scan: This helps in identifying stones of the smallest size.


The size of the kidney stone present will help your kidney specialist in Bangalore to suggest the best course of treatment. While small stones can be cleared by drinking lots of water, taking some mild pain killers and medical therapy, treating larger stones might involve a wider method, including surgical intervention. This may include,

 

  • Using sound waves to break the stones
  • Parathyroid gland surgery
  • Ureteroscope aided surgery

 

Kidney stones can generally cause lot of pain and discomfort. However, the presence of Best Urologists in Bangalore, all under the roof of the Best Urology Hospital in Bangalore, NU Hospitals, has reignited hope among lot of patients. After all, Health is Wealth and the first above everything.

 

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